Do you know where electricity comes from in your state? Depending on its location, energy can come from sources as different as nuclear power and the wind. Throw in coal in most states, hydroelectric sources in others, and you get a complex energy stew.
Choose Energy® analysts use the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to compile the April 2021 Electricity Generation Report. It details the energy recipe for each state using numbers from January 2021.
The data delivered some expected results. West Virginia depends heavily on coal, for example. It also reveals some surprising ones. Vermont gets about 12 percent of its power from wind turbines. Continue for more from the April 2021 Electricity Generation Report.
How the states stack up
It figures that Texas produces the greatest share of the country’s electricity at about 11.0 percent. There’s a reason that the Texas oilman is such a cliché.